I don’t know why I didn’t jump on the panzanella bandwagon earlier, because it’s really pretty amazing – bread salad. Um Hello??!!! Salad made of bread? Yes please! Those Italians really know how to live life to the fullest.
Now I need to tell you my embarassing leek story. I’m pretty sure that it proves a good cook is made and not born. Back when life was magical (college), I attempted to make leek soup. I’m assuming some sorority party was coming up and I needed to look my best, so I was on a health kick. The soup turned out blue – yes blue, and absolutely disgusting. I swore off leeks for years, until one day I was watching a cooking show and learned you aren’t supposed to eat the whole thing. Those thick starchy leaves at the top are supposed to be thrown away. Who knew?! Now me and leeks are friends again, especially after this delicious salad. Continue reading